She is a professor who is tough and she does not care about the students and their struggles. She only has a passion for seventeenth century poetry especially the complex sonnets of Donne john. At the beginning of the play it is evident that she dedicated her life to Holy Sonnets and she spent decades exploring poetic wit and mystery of each line. It is her academic pursuits and her strong passion for poetry that shape her personality (Edson, 2000). She was insensitive and cold hearted. She did not care about her student’s welfare and she said it was none of her business. She told one of her students, Vivian that she goes to class prepared or she excuses herself from the class, department and university. She also said that she won’t care if she left the school. When a student tried to request for extension of the deadline of assignment hand in because of the death of her grandmother she dismissed her without even giving it a thought. She embarrassed the weak performing students in class instead of encouraging them to work hard.